Author Tim Palmer to Discuss the Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Nov. 1 at WWU

Author and photographer Tim Palmer will present “Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy” at 4:30 on Thursday, Nov. 1 in Academic West 204 on the Western Washington University campus as part of the Huxley Speaker Series. 

All Huxley Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

“Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy,” will discuss the world's premier system for the protection of natural rivers. Palmer’s book examines history and essential policies, while showcasing 160 color photos of designated rivers from across the country.

The Wild and Scenic Rivers System Act was created by Congress to preserve rivers that are deemed culturally or recreationally valuable. The act safeguards designated rivers, while encouraging community involvement in their preservation and protection.

Washington state has six rivers designated as Wild and Scenic, including the Illabot, Klickitat, Pratt, Skagit, Snoqualmie and White Salmon river systems.

Tim Palmer is the author and photographer of 26 books about rivers, the environment, and adventure travel. As a writer, citizen conservationist and environmental planner, he has been involved in the Wild and Scenic Rivers system since shortly after its founding.

For more information on the Huxley College Speaker Series, call (360) 650-3520. Complimentary parking is available in Parking Lot 12A after 4 p.m. on Thursdays during fall quarter.

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Author Tim Palmer to Discuss the Wild and Scenic Rivers Program Nov. 1 at WWU